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SUN 26 MAR, 3PM–6PM
QUEERING ARCHITECTURE? PRESENTED BY MADA, XYX LAB, MONASH UNIVERSITY WITH PARLOUR
What might it mean to ‘queer’ architecture – as a workplace, a professional identity, a series of processes and practices, or the built places that emerge from them? Perhaps ‘queering architecture’ means making architectural workplaces more welcoming for those who identify as LGBTIQIA, or a profession which truly values difference and diversity. Perhaps it refers to buildings for queer people and their particular needs and desires – safe spaces, symbolic spaces, spaces of a queer everyday. Perhaps it proposes queer buildings: themselves non-conforming, peculiar, resisting social norms. Or perhaps it is a process of unsettling architectural practices. Queers think that normality is over-rated. Might queer architecture redesign normality, or design a path of resistance? This lively panel discussion convened by @naomistead, @niki_kalms and @_parlour (and thanks @_timothymoore) will open all of these questions and more. Image Credit: Studiobird's Theodore Treehouse, 2016. Photo Peter Bennetts. #queeringarchitecture? #xyxlab #monashada #parlour #ngv #melbournedesignweek
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